Today the sky was swarming blue
Seven days since God summoned you
Angels high herald Him nearing
The crowd saw you disappearing
Nigh you are earthly no longer
Love one’s silence sorrow hither
Procession procession unfolds
More more hollow hearts ever whole
Take with you our smiles and laughter
Your love stays now and ever after
Your compassion’s a gift un-end
This moment I farewell you friend.
ttt (February 13, 2018)
Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm, the blogger, poet, and translator, was born in 1971 in Phu Nhuan, Saigon, Vietnam. The pharmacist currently lives and works in Western Sydney, Australia.